An architectural competition is to be held to create a home for a massive new Greek history exhibition. Design concepts for the exhibition have already been finalised by Event.
Greek magnate and politician Lazarus Efraimoglou has been working with Event to create an exhibition aiming to cover the history of Greece.
Competition details to appoint an architect will be announced later this year, says Event senior designer Steve Lumby.
Efraimoglou is president of The Foundation of the Hellenic World, created especially for the exhibition project. To date, the scheme has been privately funded, but the foundation has applied for EC money to help cover completion costs.
The project is an attempt to capture the roots, character and multiplicity of contemporary Hellenism, says Lumby.
The foundation is looking at greenfield sites in Greece, and an architectural brief, including space volumes and areas, has been specified.
“The competition will probably be open to all architects within the EC, with the idea that the project will be run like a Millennium project,” says Lumby. Event will have a representative on the judging panel, he adds.